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Regional Workshops, Winter/Spring 2016

January 5, 2016 | By NEH Staff

NEH Grant Application Workshops are intended for anyone interested in learning about NEH funding opportunities and application strategies.  Workshops listed here are conducted by Program Officers from the Division of Research. However, those interested in other NEH programs will find that much of the advice applies.

NEH workshops are open to all scholars in the region, regardless of their institutional affiliation, and are free. Advance registration is highly recommended, and in some cases may be required. Workshops may include an overview of NEH funding opportunities, tips for writing competitive proposals, an explanation of the review process, and an opportunity for Q&A.

Some workshops offer individual meetings with a Program Officer to discuss your project. These often require separate registration with an earlier deadline, so please read the workshop information carefully! You will benefit most from your interview if you provide your project information to the organizers in advance.

The Division of Research endeavors to reach as many regions as possible. Institutions interested in hosting a workshop wait an average of two years before we are able to accommodate them. Requests are prioritized based on several factors, including the length of time a request has been in the queue; the length of time since our last visit to the institution requesting the workshop; and the extent to which the region is under-represented.

Currently available information for each workshop is listed below. New dates and locations will be added as they are confirmed.

All registration and logistical questions should be referred to the host institution.

Scheduled Workshops:

November 5, 2015: Northeast regional workshop. Hamilton College & Skidmore College, Clinton, NY
NEH representative: Deputy Director Russell Wyland

More information is available at https://my.hamilton.edu/ofcgr/clasp-2015
The "Tips for Applicants" handout from this workshop is downloadable at the bottom of this page.
 

February 22, 2016: Midwest Regional Workshop. Iowa State University, Ames
NEH representative: Senior Program Officer Daniel Sack

Presented in partnership with Humanities Iowa.

A limited number of individual meetings with Dr. Sack are available.
How do you register? Submit a registration form online at this website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-endowment-for-the-humanities-application-workshop-registration-19889719687. You may also register for individual meetings there. The deadline for individual meeting registration is January 16, or until the schedule is filled. The deadline for workshop registration is February 12.
Special Instructions: To register for a personal appointment you are required to submit a proposal abstract. The purpose of this abstract is to describe your project so that you can get feedback about how to write a more effective application. The proposal should emphasize the intellectual significance of the project, and if possible you should tailor the proposal to a specific NEH grant program.
For more information go to http://www.vpresearch.iastate.edu/en/neh_regional_application_workshop/

February 25: MidAtlantic Regional Workshop. University of Delaware, Newark
NEH representative: Senior Program Officer Mary Macklem

A limited number of individual meetings with Dr. Macklem are available on Friday, February 26.
How do you register? Register at this website: http://events.udel.edu/event/national_endowment_for_the_humanities_application-writing_forum_and_workshop
Special Instructions: Private consultations will be available in the form of 20-minute appointments on a first-come, first-served basis to discuss specific projects. To register for a one-on-one or small group session, please visit the website above. You must provide a briefing document about your project—no longer than 1-page single-spaced—one week in advance of the meeting.
For more information, please see the flyer attached to this page or visit the website above.

March 9: Plains Regional Workshop, Kansas State University, Manhattan 
NEH representative: Deputy Director Russell Wyland

A limited number of individual meetings with Dr. Wyland are available.
How do you register? Registration is required. A registration link and agenda will be posted at http://www.k-state.edu/orsp/resources/calendar/NEH-workshop.html
Special Instructions: Private consultations will be available in the form of 20-minute appointments on a first-come, first-served basis to discuss specific projects.
Hotel accommodations are available: information is included on the workshop page below.
For more information go to http://www.k-state.edu/orsp/resources/calendar/NEH-workshop.html

March 15: Puerto Rico Regional Workshop. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
NEH representative: Senior Program Officer Mark Silver

A limited number of individual meetings with Dr. Silver are available.
How do you register? Registration is required. Register at this website: http://cid.uprm.edu/index.php/2016/02/01/neh2016/
Special Instructions: Private consultations will be available in the form of 20-minute appointments on a first-come, first-served basis to discuss specific projects. Priority for individual appointments will be given to those who submit a one-page single-spaced statement of their project by Friday, March 4th, 2016 at 12:00 noon. While it is best to participate in the full workshop, you may schedule an individual appointment even if you cannot attend the main session. Appointments are available on March 15th, between 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., and on March 16th from 8:30-12:00, or 1:00-4:30. Use the website above to request an appointment.

March 15: Rocky Mountain Regional Workshop. University of Utah, Salt Lake City
NEH representative: Senior Program Officer Stefanie Walker

Presented in partnership with the Utah Humanities Council.

A limited number of individual meetings with Dr. Walker are available.
How do you register? Registration is required. Register at this website: https://education.research.utah.edu/special_events.jsp?event_only=213#anchor213
Special Instructions: Private consultations will be available in the form of 20-minute appointments on a first-come, first-served basis to discuss specific projects. To register for a one-on-one session, please visit the website above.
For more information, please see the flyer attached to this page or visit the website above.

March 30: Southwest Regional Workshop. Arizona State University, Tempe
NEH representative: Senior Program Officer Claudia Kinkela

TBA

April 7: Southeast Regional Workshop. Clemson University, SC
NEH representative: Senior Program Officer John Cox

A limited number of individual meetings with Dr. Cox are available.
How do you register? https://www.clemson.edu/research/sponsored/NEH-Workshop.html
Special Instructions: Small group appointment sessions will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, for non-Clemson attendees, in McKissick Theater in the Hendrix Student Center, and on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 8:30am to 12:30pm, for Clemson attendees, in the 300 conference room in Brackett Hall. Please deliver abstracts and short summaries of projects to Clarissa Williams at clarisw@clemson.edu no later than TWO weeks before your appointment date and time. Please make appointments ahead of time.

TBA: Southern Regional Workshop. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
NEH representative: Senior Program Officer Daniel Sack